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San Francisco fines landlords $2.25 million for illegal Airbnbs

More and more cities have their eye on short-term rentals and the thorny issues of how to regulate them, reap tax revenues from the growing industry, and enforce the rules....Continued

San Antonio passes new short-term rental law

New rules go into effect immediately, though short-term rental operators have 90 days to register with the city. ...Continued

Who collects Airbnb lodging taxes?

How does the tax get from the guest to the government? It’s important for short-term rental hosts to know the rules....Continued

Colorado Springs passes new Airbnb rules

The new laws require operators to follow neighborhood rules in response to concerns about issues such as noise, traffic, and parking. ...Continued

San Diego repeals strict new short-term rental law

The vote takes San Diego back to where it was before the law was passed in August, with no enforced regulation on short-term rentals after years of debate. ...Continued

Short-term rental taxes to rise in two Hawaii counties

Starting January 1, Kauai County and Hawaii County will add local surcharges to the state general excise tax....Continued

Taxes rise on short-term rentals in King County, Washington

The increase comes as the King County Convention and Trade Center tax expands to lodging businesses with fewer than 60 units, including short-term rentals....Continued

Airbnb to collect lodging taxes for listings in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Gulf Shores is the No. 1 short-term rental market for Airbnb in Alabama. More than 27,000 Airbnb guests visited the city in 2017, generating $4.9 million for hosts....Continued

San Diego referendum plan puts new Airbnb law on hold

The new law will be on hold until either the public votes on it or the City Council takes action to rescind the law or put a new one in its place....Continued

Understanding the Airbnb tax reporting process

There are two different types of taxes that need to be reported for short-term rentals: income taxes and lodging taxes. Here’s what you need to know about reporting for each....Continued